Hey all! The wonderful blogger Carrie over at Cat on the Bookshelf tagged me to do The Amsterdam Tag! It looks like a fun tag with questions inspired by its namesake. This was pretty fun and I recommend this to anyone looking for a fun bookish post.
1.) Why do we have so many cheese stores on one street? – A cheesy read.
Does My Head Look Big in This? by Randa Abdul-Fateh is a young adult Islamic literature book that has some really cheesy family moments and interactions. It’s cute, but soooo cheesy.
2.) Canal Parade. – A book that celebrates the LGBT community.
The Abyss That Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie is a young adult science-fiction book that some awesome LGBT representation with actual, relatable romance you can empathise with no matter what sexual orientation you are.
3.) The Anne Frank Home. – A book that made you cry.
Shanghai Girls by Lisa See is a historical Chinese fiction that begins during the bombing of Shanghai by Japan, and follows two sisters as they escape the war-torn country. They flee to America, where they undergo the terrible immigrant experience. It was so emotionally charged and one of the most intense books I’ve ever read. I cried so much!
4.) Museum Sequence – An artsy book.
Kusamakura (The Three-Cornerd World) by Natsume Sōseki is a Japanese literature novel about an artist who travels to a local inn and gets completely mesmerised by the nature surrounding it. His prose is more artsier than the Academy of Arts in San Francisco! So flowery and fluffy. While it is beautiful, it can get very overwhelming, especially if that sort of writing ain’t your cup o’ tea!
5.) Pigeons, Pigeons, Pigeons. – An annoying character from a book.
Naoka from the A Silent Voice manga series is one of the girls who bullies Shoko (the deaf protagonist). Her bullying aside, her entire personality is so self-serving, arrogant, narcissistic, and absolutely irritating. She’s the least likeable character and you may even want to punch the hell out of her at times (as in all the time).
6.) Red, White, & Blue. – Recreate the Dutch Flag using books.